Baku, Azerbaijan, June 23
By Umid Niayesh - Trend:
Iranian government spokesman, Mohammad Bagher Nobakht has opposed a bill that was approved in Iranian parliament to oblige the government to preserve "the country's nuclear achievements and rights."
Nobakht said that the approved bill is violating article 176 of the Islamic Republic constitution, Iran 's Fars news agency reported June 23.
Article 176 of Iran 's Constitution sets up the Supreme National Security Council, and charges it with "preserving the Islamic Revolution, territorial integrity, and national sovereignty".
Nobakht said that the nuclear talks are within the supervision of the Supreme National Security Council, signaling that the MPs are intervening the council's authority.
The parliament bill that was passed by 214 positive votes in an open session on June 23 should be forwarded to Iran 's Guardian Council, which reviews the bill, to determine whether it violates the Constitution and the Islamic laws.
Iranian parliament Speaker, Ali Larijani also before offering the bill to lawmakers' vote announced that the government is against it.
The bill approved by MPs was already revised once on June 21. It consists of three articles and two notes.
Iran and the group P5+1 (the US, UK, France, Russia, China, and Germany) are in intense talks to hammer out a comprehensive nuclear deal by the end of June. The deal is supposed to limit Iran 's nuclear activities on one hand and on the other, remove sanctions on the country's economy.
Iran is resisting Western demands to having access to its military sites and conducting interviews with Iranian nuclear experts and security officials.
Edited by CN
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